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MAY 2021 EVENTS AND EXHIBITS AT SMU’S MEADOWS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS AND MEADOWS MUSEUM

This spring, due to COVID-19, SMU Meadows School of the Arts is presenting most of its concerts, lectures and other events virtually. While in-person attendance will not be available for the majority of events, members of the public are invited to register to watch live online. Links to register for each event are included below. The Pollock Gallery exhibitions are available for in-person viewing, with limited hours and/or by appointment. All Meadows School events are FREE; most Meadows Museum events have a nominal charge.

Since changes may happen at any time, please refer to the Meadows events website smu.edu/Events for the most up-to-date information.


Senior Dance Concert

April 29-May 2, 2021

8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun.

Livestreaming from the Bob Hope Theatre in SMU’s Owen Arts Center; advance registration required.

FREE
The annual Senior Dance Concert features works choreographed and produced by seniors in the Division of Dance. Two different programs will be presented. Program 1 is April 29 & May 1; Program 2 is April 30 & May 2. To register to watch the livestreaming concert, visit http://blog.smu.edu/meadows/srdance2021/. For more information call 214.768.2787.

Chamber Music Honors Concert

Saturday, May 1, 2021

7:30 p.m.

Livestreaming from Caruth Auditorium in SMU’s Owen Arts Center; advance registration required.

FREE

This biannual concert features Meadows’ most distinguished, jury-selected chamber music ensembles in dynamic and passionate performance. To register to watch the livestreaming concert, visit http://blog.smu.edu/meadows/chamberhonors-5-1/. For more information call 214.768.2787.

 

Meadows Choirs: “Beautiful City”

Sunday, May 2, 2021

7:30 p.m.

Pre-recorded and presented on YouTube; advance registration required.

FREE

Join the Meadows choirs and their guest artists, the choristers of the KIPP Central City Primary school in New Orleans, Louisiana (under the direction of SMU alum Trey Pratt), as they present a concert that is dedicated to our visions for a better world. Using Stephen Schwartz’s touching ballad “Beautiful City,” from his popular musical Godspell, we will share music that takes us on a journey that includes trials and sorrow, but also joy and rebirth. To register to watch the concert premiere on YouTube, please visit http://blog.smu.edu/meadows/choirsbeautifulcity/. For more information call 214.768.2787.

 

Movies with the Meadows Museum:  Mar Adentro (The Sea Inside), 2004

Thursday, May 6, 2021

7 p.m.

Livestreaming event; advance registration required.

FREE
Movies with the Meadows pairs screen and scholar; register to receive links to view the film at your leisure prior to attending a live Zoom talk at 7 p.m. CST on Thursday, May 6. For this presentation, Dr. Constantin C. Icleanu, lecturer of Spanish at SMU, will provide an in-depth look at the Oscar-winning Mar Adentro (The Sea Inside), a 2004 film directed by Alejandro Amenábar. The film is based on the true story of Spaniard Ramón Sampedro (Javier Bardem), a quadriplegic who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his own life with assisted suicide. He develops close relationships with his lawyer Julia (Belén Rueda) and his friend Rosa (Lola Dueñas), who tries to convince him that his life is worth living. Despite his situation, Ramon manages to inspire those around him to live life to the fullest. To register, visit
 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/movies-with-the-meadows-mar-adentro-the-sea-inside-tickets-134130348483. For more information, call 214.768.8587 or email meadowsmuseuminfo@smu.edu.

 

Meadows Museum Program: Virtual Connections

Friday, May 7, 2021

10:30 a.m.

Zoom activity; advance registration required.

FREE

This informal program, now offered once a month and presented virtually over Zoom, is designed for individuals with early stage dementia, their care partners, and loved ones. Participants explore the collection, discovering art through conversation, storytelling, music and collective activities. To register, email museumaccess@smu.edu. For more information, call 214.768.8587.

 

Meadows Museum Virtual Lecture: Learning@Lunch – “Behind the Curtain: Managing a Museum Collection
Anne Lenhart, Collections Manager, Meadows Museum

Friday, May 7, 2021

12:15 p.m.

Livestreaming on Zoom; advance registration required.

$5; free for Museum members and SMU students, faculty and staff

On the first Friday and fourth Tuesday of each month, meet up with an intellectually curious group for live learning and discussion. These live, 30-minute webinar talks are limited to 25 households and include a live Q & A. To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learning-lunch-behind-the-curtain-managing-a-museum-collection-tickets-134135622257. For more information, call 214.768.8587 or email meadowsmuseuminfo@smu.edu.

Meadows Museum “Live With Locals” Virtual Cooking Class in Spain: Medieval Catalan Meal
Saturday, May 8, 2021

11 a.m.

Livestreaming on Zoom; advance registration required.

$25; $10 for museum members; $20 for SMU students, faculty and staff

Live With Locals takes you to Spain, virtually. Spend part of your weekend with a local in Spain exploring architecture, monuments, street life and cuisine. In this program, join Barcelona local Hannah Bächtold of Devour Tours on a cooking experience like none other as you learn a bit of Catalan culinary history and eat like royalty did 600 years ago. Bächtold will introduce you to the first-ever European cookbook not written in Latin—created by a Catalan chef. Cook along with Bächtold as she recreates one of the best recipes out of the book, starring some of the most popular ingredients from centuries ago, which are still easy to source today. You will receive the recipes for the dish beforehand. Limit 30 households. To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/live-with-locals-live-virtual-cooking-class-medieval-catalan-meal-tickets-134153696317. For more information, call 214.768.8587 or email meadowsmuseuminfo@smu.edu.

LAST CHANCE: B.F.A. Qualifying Exhibition

Through May 8, 2021

Closing reception: Saturday, May 8, 1-5 p.m.

Open by appointment only

Pollock Gallery – Suite 101, Expressway Tower, 6116 N. Central Expressway, Dallas 75206

FREE

The 2021 B.F.A. Qualifying Exhibition is the culmination of four years of intensive work by B.F.A. candidates in the Division of Art and features works in a wide-ranging variety of styles and mediums. To make an appointment to visit, or for further information, email emelo@smu.edu or call 214.768.4439.

 

Healing Pieces Symposium Series: A Tree Grows in Dallas

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

6:30-8 p.m.

Livestreaming on Zoomadvance registration required.

FREE

The Healing Pieces Symposium series, launched last fall by SMU Meadows’ Ignite/Arts Dallas initiative and the Imagining Freedom Institute, continues with “A Tree Grows in Dallas,” a look at green space and place-making in Dallas. From South Oak Cliff to downtown Dallas, parks and plans are everywhere. Who crafts the story of change and transformation? This conversation, led by high school and college students, will explore narrative and place-making in Dallas and beyond. The symposium series is part of Healing Pieces: Offerings of Art, Expression and Naturea collaborative multi-year arts and engagement initiative led by Ignite/Arts Dallas with myriad partner organizations and individuals. Healing Pieces examines how architecture, green space, urban planning and community development can lead to transformation of the city. It seeks to illustrate how Dallas and its communities can enter conversations that encourage understanding and stimulate meaningful change across race, culture, geography, criminal and environmental justice reform and urbanism. The next event in the series will be “Beyond the Pipeline Paradigm,” a student-led conversation on ending the school-to-prison pipeline, on Tuesday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m. For more information and to register, visit healingpieces.art/symposium.

 

the black album. mixtape. Virtual Block Party and Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

8-9 p.m. CDT

Livestreaming on YouTubeadvance registration required.

FREE

Join us for a virtual celebration concludingthe black album. mixtape., the second phase of a unique, three-part theatrical project titled the black album conceived by Golden Globe-winning actor and Meadows Distinguished Visiting Artist Regina Taylor and presented in partnership with SMU. Taylor developed the black album as a platform for crucial conversations during the current era of social protests, racial reckoning and the pandemic. For the past several months, the project has invited artists, historians, gamers, students, professionals and any interested members of the community to submit original work of their choosing – video, music, audio, images, monologues, interviews, designs or text – to address the questions: Where are we, how did we get here, and how do we imagine and arrive at a better future?This virtual event will feature work and live messages from collaborators in various cities across the United States. To recognize and celebrate the talent and work of the contributors, eight awards in the amount of $500 each will also be presented in youth and adult categories, selected by Taylor and a panel of judges. Register for the Block Party here.For more information, email theblackalbum@smu.edu.

 

LAST CHANCE: Pollock Gallery Exhibition: RISO BAR

Through May 15, 2021

Open by appointment only

Pollock Gallery – Suite 101, Expressway Tower, 6116 N. Central Expressway, Dallas 75206

FREE

The risograph is a printing technology defined by its relative simplicity and possibilities for experimentation. Invented in Japan in the 1940s, the technology was imagined as a cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to photocopy machines. In subsequent decades, riso has become a definitive creative tool for a global network of users including artists, designers, publishers and universities. RISO BAR is a collaborative, long-term exhibition that engages with the vast riso network, exploring the risograph’s potential as a tool for learning and experimentation. A risograph machine forms the core of the exhibition and visitors are invited to use it to create works of their own. In collaboration with SMU’s Hamon Arts Library, RISO BAR includes a curated collection of riso books and zines from all over the world. RISO BAR is a collaborative initiative of Strange Powers Press, a letterpress and risograph studio in Dallas; artists May Makki and Finn Jubak; Recipe Oak Cliff; and the Hamon Arts Library. The exhibition organizers hope RISO BAR will serve as a launching pad for a new riso press in Dallas after the exhibition concludes. To make an appointment to visit, or for further information, email abastidas@smu.eduor call 214.768.4439.

Making in the Museum: Art on the Plaza – Pastels on the Plaza
Saturday, May 15, 2021

2 p.m.

$20 for children of non-members; $10 for children of Meadows Museum members; $15 for children of SMU faculty, staff and students; $1 for accompanying adults
Enjoy an afternoon outdoors with your child as you make art together among the sculptures on the Meadows Museum’s plaza. Family workshops pair an educator-led discussion of a sculpture with an art-making lesson. Making in the Museum is taught by Kid Art Dallas instructors and a Meadows Museum educator. For children ages 6-12 and their adults. The cost is per program and includes all supplies for both child and adult. Please note: This is not a drop-off program and each child must have an adult with them at all times. All participants must observe the museum’s COVID-19 safety guidelines. If a program is cancelled due to inclement weather, registered participants will be notified via email and offered a refund. To register, visit
 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/making-in-the-museum-pastels-on-the-plaza-registration-134474903055. For more information, call 214.768.8587 or email meadowsmuseuminfo@smu.edu.

 

Meadows Museum Virtual Program: Digital Drawing from the Masters

Sundays: May 23 & 30, 2021

1:30 p.m.

Livestreaming on Zoom; advance registration required.

$5; free for Museum members and SMU students

Enjoy afternoons of informal drawing instruction remotely over Zoom as artist Ian M. O’Brien leads you through a work of art in the Meadows Museum’s collection. Each session will provide an opportunity to explore a variety of techniques and improve drawing skills. Designed for adults and students ages 13 and older, and open to all abilities and experience levels. Attendance is limited to 10 households. To register for the May 23 session, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/digital-drawing-from-the-masters-5232021-tickets-134472748611. To register for the May 30 session, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/digital-drawing-from-the-masters-5302021-tickets-134473197955. For more information, call 214.768.8587 or email meadowsmuseuminfo@smu.edu.

 

Meadows Museum Virtual Lecture: Learning@Lunch – “A Spanish Artist Active in Mexico: Alonso López de Herrera’s Double-Sided Copper Painting”

Akemi Herráez Vossbrink, Center for Spain in America (CSA) Curatorial Fellow, Meadows Museum

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

12:15 p.m.

Livestreaming on Zoom; advance registration required.

$5; free for Museum members and SMU students, faculty and staff

On the first Friday and fourth Tuesday of each month, meet up with an intellectually curious group for live learning and discussion. These live, 30-minute webinar talks are limited to 25 households and include a live Q & A. To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learning-lunch-a-spanish-artist-active-in-mexico-tickets-126905432565. For more information, call 214.768.8587 or email meadowsmuseuminfo@smu.edu.

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS:

Meadows Museum Exhibition: Building on the Boulevard: Celebrating 20 Years of the Meadows Museum’s New Home

Through June 20, 2021

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs.; 1-5 p.m. Sun. Closed Mon.

Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus, Dallas 75205

$12 for adults; $10 for seniors 65+; $4 for non-SMU students; FREE for members, children under 12 and SMU faculty, staff and students; FREE Thurs. after 5 p.m.

This spring, the Meadows Museum celebrates the 20th anniversary of the opening of its stately Collegiate Georgian, red-brick building designed by Chicago architectural firm Hammond Beeby Rupert Ainge. Over the last 20 years, the Meadows has impressed visitors with the works of revered old masters, modern art icons and intriguing new discoveries, beautifully balancing aesthetics and original scholarship. The anniversary will be marked with a commemorative exhibition: Building on the Boulevard: Celebrating 20 Years of the Meadows Museum’s New Home. The inauguration of the building in 2001 was a defining moment for the Meadows, and the exhibition is a tribute to the achievements made possible by the vital structure. The exhibition will feature architectural drawings and renderings as well as commemorative installations and materials celebrating the impressive international loan exhibitions, innovations in educational programming, and other significant milestones for the museum. The permanent collection of Spanish masterpieces will be newly reinstalled and feature highlights from the 250 exceptional works the Meadows has acquired over the last two decades, including Francisco de Goya’s Portrait of Mariano Goya, the Artist’s Grandson (1827), Mariano Fortuny y Marsal’s Beach at Portici (1874), Salvador Dalí’s The Fish Man (L’homme poisson) (1930) and the earliest painting in the collection, Pere Vall’s Saints Benedict and Onophrius (c. 1410). For more information call 214.768.2516. For details about visiting the museum during COVID-19, visit https://meadowsmuseumdallas.org/visit-us/general-information/.

 

Meadows Museum Exhibition: Fossils to Film: The Best of SMU’s Collections

Through June 20, 2021

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs.; 1-5 p.m. Sun. Closed Mon.

Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus, Dallas 75205

$12 for adults; $10 for seniors 65+; $4 for non-SMU students; FREE for members, children under 12 and SMU faculty, staff and students; FREE Thurs. after 5 p.m.

Alongside the 20th anniversary exhibition Building on the Boulevard: Celebrating 20 Years of the Meadows Museum’s New Home, the museum will present a

complimentary special exhibition, Fossils to Film: The Best of SMU’s Collections, celebrating the museum’s unique association with the University. For the first time, the museum will host highlights from nine distinct campus collections at once, including the Underwood Law Library, G. William Jones Film and Video Collection, Bywaters Special Collections, Hamon Arts Library, the Shuler Museum of Paleontology, DeGolyer Library, the Department of Anthropology, Bridwell Library and the noted University Art Collection. Managed by the Meadows Museum, the University Art Collection is comprised of works donated by alumni and friends of SMU in which prominent Texas artists, including the influential painters Jerry Bywaters and David Bates, feature heavily. These collections are among the most important in North Texas. Over 100 exquisite works of art, intriguing artifacts and rare specimens will be on display, many of which will be exhibited outside their home departments for the first time. From the Pleistocene epoch to the present, these diverse holdings include the earliest surviving crocodile skull, the only known surviving footage of Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 visit to Dallas, and the earliest illuminated manuscript in the state. These items are comprised of donations, as well as university acquisitions and groundbreaking discoveries uncovered at excavations by SMU faculty, staff and students. For more information call 214.768.2516. For details about visiting the museum during COVID-19, visit https://meadowsmuseumdallas.org/visit-us/general-information/.


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